Shopping In Cancún

Last Updated Jun 12, 2024

Do you know what’s my favorite spot in Cancun?

No, surprisingly it’s not the Hotel Zone or any of the beaches, it’s Puerto Cancun Marina Center . Yes, shopping in Cancun is an experience in itself, and it should be on your to-do-and-see list during your vacation in Riviera Maya.

I will share with you a list of my favorite places to go shopping in Cancun for different reasons. It’s not a complete guide to shopping in Cancun, there are so many places that you could go, but I promise that you won’t be disappointed with any spots from the list below.

Last but not least, you have to read till the end to know why Puerto Cancun Marina Town Center is my absolute top!

Let’s go shopping in Cancun!!

Puerto Cancun Marina Center

La Isla Paradise Experience

La Isla Paradise Experience, commonly known as La Isla among the locals, is probably the most popular open-air shopping complex. It’s not close to the downtown area or beaches, but it’s conveniently located in the Hotel Zone.

La Isla Shopping Mall, Cancun

Why should you go? Many famous brands for restaurants and shops—who doesn’t like Hooters or Victoria’s Secret? It also has an aquarium and you can swim with the dolphins, watch a show, or simply dine admiring these beautiful animals. The complex also boasts a huge Ferris Wheel from which you can see Cancun and the surroundings.

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Address: 5 Lt 18-10, Blvd. Kukulcan km 12.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico.
Opening Hours: Friday–Wednesday from 7 am to 10 pm, Thursday from 7.30 am to 10 pm.

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Las Plazas Outlet Cancun

This mall is located a bit off the beaten track but it’s definitely worth visiting if you’re looking for great deals. You can find there many famous brands from Nike through Guess and Under Armor. There is also a cinema, a casino, and a couple of small restaurants, although the food zone is not the biggest asset of this place.

Address: Av. Andrés Quintana Roo 39, 39, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm.

Plaza Las Americas

Let’s put it clear, Plaza las Americas is not a tourist spot but if you want to get the local shopping experience, and buy food and clothes at local prices, this is the place to go. You can get a haircut, do your weekly shopping, and still but some clothes at international brands retailers such as Old Navy or H&M.

Plaza Malecon & Plaza Las Americas Cancun

This is an indoor shopping mall, meaning you get A/C at all times. Not so common in Cancun!

Address: Av. Tulum Sur, 7, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico.
Opening Hours: Sunday–Friday from 10 am to 10 pm, Saturday to 8 pm.

Luxury Avenue Mall Cancun

Are you a lover of high-end and famous fashion brands? Luxury Avenue Shopping Mall will probably catch your attention.

Hermés? Rollex? Patek Philippe? Bulgari? Cartier? Carolina Herrera? Yes, they’re all there, and also many other renowned brands. At this mall, you can also repair your luxury watch or simply give it maintenance or get a posh manicure and pedicure for yourself. You can also process the tax refund process for your purchases made in Cancun in a department located on the second floor of the mall.

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 13, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am to 8 pm.

Fashion Harbor

Fashion Harbor is another great place for luxury shopping.It is located close to La Isla Cancun and you can check some brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Louis Vuitton after your visit to La Isla. AFterwards you can have a nice meal at the waterfront of the lagoon.

Address: KM. 12.5, Blvd. Kukulcan Lt 18-10, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R.,
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 11 pm.

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Mercado 23

Mercado 23 is not the type of shopping place you’re probably used to. It’s a very traditional, Mexican market, focused on local clients. Get ready for a very authentic experience.

You can get absolutely everything there. From traditional pots, clothes, spices, piñatas, artisanal honey, plastic figures of Mary and all the saints you can imagine, to traditional sweets you have never ever tried in your life.

It’s a definite must and even if you don’t buy anything, photos from the place will make you the star of social media.

Address: 23, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am to 7 pm.

Puerto Cancun Marina Town Center

And now my absolute favorite shopping spot, Marina Puerto Cancun.

Marina Town Center Cancun

This is my and my family’s number one not only because of the shopping opportunities. “Puerto Cancun”, as locals call it, is probably the most relaxed place in Cancun to unwind in a laidback atmosphere. You can have an artisanal beer unavailable anywhere else in a beautiful hip environment overlooking the lagoon. The food corner will surprise you with its varieties and if you want a break from Mexican food there is a place with Spanish Tapas that has the best Patatas Bravas probably in the whole Mexico. You can also try French, Japanese, or Thai cuisine. There are also many posh restaurants that will satisfy the most demanding palatals.

On top of it, the Mall management makes sure there is always a temporary art exhibition that adds to the vibe and if you have kids there are places like extreme jumping, Circus Park, and a movie theater.

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan 1, Puerto Juarez, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday to 10 pm.

Let’s Go Shopping!

As you can see, shopping in Cancun of offers a diverse range of experiences , from luxury malls like Luxury Avenue to the authentic charm of Mercado 23. Each place has its unique appeal, depending on your tastes and preferences.

So next time in Cancun, when you get tired of all the amazing beaches and open-air activities, grab your wallet and go on a shopping spree in Cancun.

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